Roosh v’ Christian Eschatology: The End of the World is Nigh! By James Reed
Roosh V, who was once a secular “pick-up artist,” abandoned his sinful ways, and like St Augustine, became a Christian. He eliminated his pick-up books, and now writes within a Christian orthodox framework. His present contribution is his musings about the end of the world, from a Christian position. He sees us in end times now. Of course, many people in past centuries have also felt that the world was at an end, but Roosh argues that the signs are clearer now. If he is right, that puts many things in a whole new perspective, even among our side. One thing it means is that material pursuits will be of much less significance than spiritual ones, saving souls, rather than economics. Food for thought, indeed.
“From studying Orthodox Christian eschatology and observing the political course of the coronavirus pandemic during the past two years, a clear picture has emerged for me about where the rulers of the world are taking us. It is a place of trials and sufferings that will be difficult to endure. Secular people will have to make a “deal with the devil” and trade away their freedoms and physical health to temporarily alleviate their fears while Christians will have to love God with all their hearts and trust Him with all their being to endure direct persecution, exile from society, and starvation. I’ve personally concluded that we are entering either the end times or a time that will closely resemble the end times.
The quest for power
Broad Street in Utica, New York used to be loud thanks to numerous active factories. They employed the city’s men on wages that were enough for mothers to stay at home, but now most of those factories are closed. “For lease” signs are displayed on dilapidated buildings that will never again be leased, and the jobs that remain can’t sustain a family without mothers working full-time. Good jobs for good men were methodically and purposefully shipped abroad, and the cost savings in wages were pocketed by corporate executives and their institutional shareholders. For the men who couldn’t secure a stable job, they were given opioids, junk food, and comic book movies so they would not be aware of the fact that ruthless scavengers came and took away their birthright.
In our modern, capitalistic age, power is derived from money, particularly the control of money. There are many people who are rich, such as Hollywood celebrities, but they are pawns who don’t have any power, because they don’t control money and its distribution, lending, and monetary policies. It’s the difference between owning a local bank, and having the power to use other people’s money to earn a yield for yourself, and having a savings account at a bank to earn a tiny yield compared to the bank’s owners.
To have worldly power, you must not only need a lot of money but you must live beside the river where money flows. You must be in the financial markets, be an oligarch with the political ability to change the workings of how money is used, or be in control of monetary policy at a central bank. The most powerful men in the world have money and some level of control over the financial markets or the ability to influence them. Those who control the financial markets control the world, because they have the most power to push policy at all levels of society under threat of taking away money, of reducing the river to a trickle.
The oligarchs, the richest men in the world who control the river of money, informally form an international regime to exert their will on the world to maintain their power and accumulate more money. The oligarchs are non-elected rulers who sponsor and thereby control all those who are politically elected. On television, they are kind-hearted philanthropists with goofy laughs and heartwarming origin stories, but in reality, they are destroying the middle class, enabling addiction to drugs and vice, spreading degeneracy to all corners of the world, removing our freedoms, and with the help of unseen dark powers (demons), hurtling human souls into hell.
What the regime needed from human beings
Brian proposed to Amanda when she was 24-years-old. While she had strong feelings for him, she refused his proposal. She had hardly experienced the world, and had a long way to go before establishing her marketing career in Austin, Texas. After the relationship with Brian ended, time flew by quickly. She had relations with over two dozen men, but none were as kind as Brian, and none proposed to her. Because the intimacy she often pursued was under the influence of alcohol, there were two accidental pregnancies, and two abortions. By the time she was in her mid-30s, she decided to use a sperm donor to become a mother, but two fertility specialists informed her that she was infertile, even though received all her scheduled vaccines and ate a “healthy” low-fat diet of vegetable oils and heavily-refined carbohydrates. After the heartbreaking news of her infertility, she developed an addiction to alcohol and soon had to go on anti-depressant medication.
During the industrial revolution, oligarchs needed a growing population of human beings to work in factories. Ideas connected to the nuclear family and reproduction were tolerated and sometimes promoted so that enough workers could be born for the oligarchs to amplify their wealth. Ideas that did not promote reproduction, like homosexuality and spinsterhood, were stigmatized. From the perspective of a husband, who worked a boring job that allowed him to provide for a family, the deal wasn’t exactly a bad one. Many men chose this way of life over alternatives because it suited a man’s nature as given by God, and also allowed for the direct worship of God.
In the 20th century, the world regime became fixated on the fear of over-population. Neo-Malthusian theories were adopted and aggressively promoted by the media and elite organizations like the Club of Rome starting in the late 1960s, and ideas that halted family creation and reproduction began to be promoted. Around the same time, a nuclear bomb was dropped in the form of the sexual revolution. Redefining sex to be recreational instead of reproductive helped reduce birth rates across the Western world, and decades later across the rest of the world thanks to the export of American culture through sports, apparel, fast-food chains, movies, music, and television. Birth control and abortion were legalized, further amplifying the reduction of birth rates, and once “women’s education” was promoted to further brainwash women that family was a secondary pursuit and then later an unworthy pursuit, many countries saw their birth rates dip below the replacement rate. The widespread promotion of internet pornography to breed psychological and physical dysfunction among men sealed a below-replacement birth rate for generations to come.
The regime also encouraged citizens to fixate on spheres of behavior outside of family, and that was primarily driven by the consumption model of capitalism which made a lifestyle of everything, from music to cardiovascular exercise. Anything that encouraged consumption, with associated paraphernalia that was marketed to you, must now become an obsession, an ideological lifestyle that takes your interest and devotion away from God and family. At the head of this militant secularism were innumerable gurus featured by Oprah and mass media channels that taught you how to dedicate your life to what in the past would have been seen as a neurotic obsession or mortal sin.
The regime tolerated human existence and freedom in the decades following the sexual revolution because technology did not yet reach their desired level of advancement. In the meanwhile, humans were encouraged to pursue sterile lifestyles while working meaningless service jobs that would help transition the world economy from human-powered industrial labor to computer-powered automation, AI, and robotics. Even today, technology still has a ways to go, but it is on the verge of becoming advanced enough to decimate entire industries, with no hope of alternate employment for those who lose their jobs. Eventually, there will be an excess of billions of people whose labor is not needed and whose existence, no matter how pleasingly sterile it is to the regime, is a liability instead of a benefit, because these people are becoming restless, insolent, and harder to influence with media propaganda. For the regime, it’s better for all those people to not be here anymore. At the minimum, their deaths should not be replaced with new life, and a controlled die-off can—or must—occur in a way that doesn’t disturb the power of the oligarchs, but in order to do that, nightmarish authoritarian control systems must be put in place so that citizens don’t have the strength or means to fight back, let alone the ability to voice their displeasure to rouse others to action. As an additional bonus, it would be helpful for the regime to reduce life expectancy so that government pension obligations do not have to be paid out thanks to a rash of untimely early deaths.
Many industries we depend on are a partial condescension from the regime to humans that would otherwise revolt. Digital entertainment, chain restaurants, Starbucks, mega-retail (Walmart, Amazon), international travel, and restaurant and nightlife hospitality keep the Western citizen placated, satisfied just enough with fleeting happiness to not threaten the regime, because without these basic pleasures, along with cheap Chinese merchandise and tasty but toxic GMO food, the motivation of common citizens to rebel would be rather high, since they would have little to lose compared to a life without engineered comforts. Therefore, the regime must carefully manage the decline to their utopian post-human fantasy world in a stepwise fashion with the implementation of multiple control schemes that discourage noncompliance and block rebellion. To the public, the regime calls this massive reduction in standard of living and controlled die-off the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The vehicle they’re using to arrive at the Fourth Industrial Revolution is The Great Reset. From the horse’s mouth:
The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These advances are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. The speed, breadth and depth of this revolution is forcing us to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value and even what it means to be human. —World Economic Forum
The coronavirus pandemic, which is only one of their schemes, has shown the willingness of the regime to cripple entire industries, including commercial airline travel, various hospitality industries, movie theaters, and office real estate, to implement broader goals. They are clearly signaling through their surgical slicing and dicing of the world economy through a medical false flag that they are moving onto a more aggressive form of control where freedoms, rights, and pleasures will be steadily removed at high cost to them, or at least high cost to their friends who control those industries, but such monetary losses are but a rounding error to them when a far greater goal must be achieved.
Why are they doing this to us? It is my belief that the advancement of their plans through the pandemic and other Great Reset schemes come primarily from a combination of greed (i.e. of wanting more power) and the fear of losing existing power. The nightmare they have, which you don’t have, is maintaining their exalted position without being killed by an angry mob. Their strategy to avoid this fate is to weaken and impoverish humanity through a kaleidoscope of measures that attack the citizen on all fronts so that their rule endures forever. One of their favorite ways to accomplish this goal is through relentless divide-and-conquer social engineering tactics: right vs left, black vs white, men vs women, families vs homosexuals, vaxxed vs unvaxxed, rich vs poor (where the “rich” are usually small business owners). Their plan advances with ease through misdirection because it keeps everyone’s eyes away from the only battle that matters: the oligarchy versus the middle class. Divide-and-conquer ploys must be used because the number one fear of the oligarchs is being killed for their theft, greed, and heinous crimes. Citizens must be distracted with each other while the plan of the oligarchs is successfully implemented right under their noses. Even better if you simply die while the plan is being carried out. The more deaths, in fact, the better.
Two problems for the oligarchs
Through a series of random steps over the years that sent him down various internet rabbit holes, Chris Hogan has unwittingly found himself in a position where he stood in opposition to the oligarchy. He reduced his economic activity to the bare minimum, made risky but timely gambles in cryptocurrency, is not dependent on one corporation for his income, and perhaps most threateningly, has no debt and thinks consumerism is “lame.” He sees through the method of global control and adjusts his behavior so that he does not aid those who remove value from his life, even though he’s not sure what the word “oligarch” means. When Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, Chris was a node to transmit data to tens of thousands of people that showed the election was fraudulent, and as a result, he was banned from all social media. That hasn’t stopped him from spreading the truth, and he uses every medium available to do what he believes is right.
The first problem of the oligarchs is they began losing momentum with the wide support of Donald Trump, Brexit, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, AfD in Germany, and Marine Le Pen’s National Front party in France, among various conservative revivals. Based on their decades of perfected propaganda, these candidates and phenomena should not be defeating their preferred candidates and policies. Chris Hogan, a supporter of Donald Trump, should not believe in what he believes, should not be voting for a candidate not fully on board with the regime’s agenda, and should not be making economic decisions that threaten a system based on high debt and high consumer activity. Something went wrong, and it must be fixed.
While many conservative candidates eventually fall under the control of the big bankers and go along with the regime on major issues (it is possible that all of them have always been controlled), it was still intolerable for these candidates to win elections and retard the regime’s plans by even one day. The regime’s power was not ultimate. They were discomforted at not being able to go full steam ahead with their agenda and they continually feared a general uprising. It’s all so burdensome to control the minds of all these citizens, and all the contradictive beliefs they should hold, and which candidate they should vote for. Is there an easier way?
The second problem that occurred, more behind the scenes, is that the world financial system became increasingly unstable through insatiable greed, in spite of the bandages applied during the 2008 financial crisis. The root cause of the problem was not fixed, and in late 2019, an unprecedented bailout of the obscure “repo market” was orchestrated. Without this bailout, a massive worldwide financial collapse would have occurred, but the financial market must not collapse. If money is worthless, and citizens use barter, physical metals, cryptocurrency, and promissory notes to conduct transactions, and no longer use central bank currency, simply because it has been hyperinflated, the regime power disappears, because all control comes from the powerful river of central bank currency. If you have to use their money, you give consent to the legitimacy of the regime, allowing its endurance. The current financial system must be preserved at all costs, or else we would see a different kind of “Great Reset” that would destroy the ruling class and threaten their luxurious lifestyle and existence.
Their dilemma is severe. How can they print enough money or manipulate the economy to maintain their wealth and power without triggering hyperinflation, where their money would be worthless along with their power and where the mob could spontaneously assemble outside their mansions? How can they do whatever they want to the economy without angering the middle class through high food and commodity prices? And how can they do all this while limiting the spread of truth and the ability of citizens to find the truth and act on it in a way that counters the incessant lies of the regime? It’s quite a balancing act, but something must be done, because if they do nothing, and their beloved system collapses, they are finished, and yet if they merely print trillions of dollars, without managing how that money flows into the world economy, hyperinflation will spell doom for them as well, allowing new factions to replace them.
How about if they could monitor and control every single economic transaction done by every human being in the world? If they could control all economic activity, including all use of money, would that prevent hyperinflation while preserving their system? If they could censor at will, limit a citizen’s movements, and slowly poison them with industrial food and pharmaceuticals, would that make them impotent to regime power? Well, it’s worth a try, and out of all the other options, most of which were already implemented, it’s the best shot they have. In order to grab this huge amount of power, a pretext has to be given which eases all citizens onto a plantation where they must receive consent from the regime to make any purchase, from a pack of gum to a new house, and where they voluntarily choose to spend 23 hours a day at home, without causing agitation on the internet, and quietly die.
The solution to all of the regime’s problems
The Federal Government granted a new stimulus to all citizens, a large sum of $6,000, but it could only be collected on an app released by the Federal Reserve, which is neither a Federal agency nor in possession of a money reserve. Only through the app could you spend the money. The only requirement for the app—and it was a big one—was to have a vaccine passport app in good standing. Matthew Drummond did not like the idea of being forced to get the vax and use two government apps, but he was in a bad financial position, and $6,000 would make a significant difference to his family, so he got all the vaccine boosters he needed to collect his money. He wasn’t the only one: within one year, a vast majority of the population collected their $6,000. Both of the apps were heavily used. There were no forceful mandates implemented to gain such high compliance, and once that compliance was reached, many stores stopped accepting cash, and then even credit cards could only be used once linked to the Federal Reserve app. Soon, all corporate stores would only accept payment through the app. Cash was still circulating, but hardly any retail stores accepted it.
Matthew felt uneasy once cash was de facto abolished, even though it was celebrated as an end of germs and drug crime. When he went to the hardware store one afternoon to buy a gas-powered lawnmower, the app wouldn’t let him. A notification told him that his “carbon score” was too high. He was forced to buy a battery-powered lawnmower instead which had a charge that wasn’t enough to mow his half-acre lawn. He was also denied the ability to purchase many common items, either because his health status was not up to date or because the app required his carbon output to be limited. What started off as a good deal quickly turned sour, and Matthew regretted granting his consent in the first place. Two years after he collected his money upon vaccination, he was diagnosed with leukemia and died. He was buried by his wife and daughter.
It is my opinion that the regime believes the only way they will survive is if they are able to monitor and control all financial transactions that comprise human life, which would allow them to manipulate the economy in any way they see fit to serve their interests without destroying it, and in a way which would allow surplus or problematic citizens to be removed from centers of power, commercial activity, and the public square to die off in a controlled, predictable, and gradual manner. The most essential step in this goal is to introduce a digital currency. The digital currency must then be linked to a person’s social, health, and environmental scores, which brings to fruition the Biblical prophecy of the Mark of the Beast in a way that only modern technology can allow. Digital currency would be one of the last steps before achieving the Mark, which precedes the last years of mankind.
[The Antichrist] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. —Revelation 13:16-17
To accept the Mark of the Beast is to make a consensual act of fealty to the Antichrist, a world ruler controlled by Satan. Taking the Mark allows the citizen to buy and sell (i.e. participate in commerce) and be a “good” person who is on the side of science. Those who do not get the Mark will not be able to buy and sell. It is not known what final form the Mark will be, but in the most literal interpretation, an implanted hand microchip linked to your identity would fit the bill, though it could take on a more metaphorical form that we can’t foresee. The holy Orthodox elders who are alive during that time will help us discern whether the Mark has arrived or not.
When the Mark arrives, it will be a signal to the remaining Christians on earth that the end of the world is fast approaching. This will be a time of intense repentance, lamentation, and suffering, but for the oligarchs who are aligned with the Antichrist, it will be a time for joy. In their maniacal delusion, they will believe that their “eternal” technocratic utopia has been realized. The preservation of their financial system will be achieved, along with their power and wealth. Birth rates will drop to practically zero and they will invent new diseases to give them plausible deniability for the high amount of extra deaths happening from their hands, even in children (“It’s the new super virus we discovered that is giving 3-year-olds heart attacks, not our safe vaccines!”). They and their kin will rule forever and ever. To them, it’s the perfect plan.
The pandemic paves the way for a vaccine passport, where you must be regularly injected with pharmaceutical sludge in order to remain within society. The vaccine passport psychologically grooms people to accept a financial passport that uses digital currency. The two passports would merge, and other forms of social and environmental scores would be added in. This would complete the slavery of man.
Even without further progress to a digital currency, the pandemic confers so many benefits for the elite on its own that it’s a surprise they didn’t orchestrate one sooner:
- It allows them to seize greater control over the economy and launder taxpayer funds wherever they want within the financial system in the name of “pandemic relief.”
- It eases citizens onto a lower standard of living that is the fault of an alleged virus and the unvaccinated, not the regime.
- It collapses the social graph, disconnecting family and friends from each other and restricting human social behavior and movement to the point where communication and trust are broken. This also reduces the likelihood that anti-regime groups will be created and have effectiveness.
- It restricts the flow of truthful information through increased censorship in the name of stamping out harmful “conspiracies,” leaving people in confusion, doubt, and uncertainty. As a result, many will become dependent on regime propaganda and come to believe it upon repetition.
- Fewer men and women are allowed to meet each other outside of regime-controlled social apps that put sex at the forefront instead of family. The “crisis” that will never end convinces citizens of reproductive age that it’s better to fornicate because it’s a “bad time” to bring children into the world.
- The vaccines potentially sterilize millions of people while increasing the death rate of all age groups.
- Destroys small and medium-size businesses that are run by the type of conservative who is skeptical of government power and overreach, thereby funneling middle-class consumer activity and wealth onto monopolistic entities that are a part of the regime plan, and which as a bonus provides products and services alongside social engineering messages (gay pride, diversity, inclusion, etc.)
The pandemic had to occur, because digital currency or not, it’s too useful. It’s perfectly compatible with the regime’s agenda to control the world population, their movements, their beliefs, and their thoughts, and before everyone knows what hit them, a huge power grab has been achieved in the name of “saving lives.” Thanks to the pandemic, the oligarchs have gotten richer while citizens have become poorer and their liberties lost in the name of preserving physical health.
If the regime has the opportunity to kill millions of citizens, who they see as liabilities whose minds are becoming increasingly hard to control, all without getting caught, why wouldn’t they? They don’t need you on this earth, they don’t want you, they don’t love you, and if you’re already old, it’s a wise economic decision to get rid of you since you’re a financial and social burden. Problem is the coronavirus pandemic was not lethal enough, whether it was created by man or not, so the “population adjustment” may have to happen in earnest with new vaccines, which I suspect the oligarchs will not get but which their disposable useful idiots—politicians, corporate executives, journalists—will get before a camera while smiling through a face mask to help persuade the masses that it’s safe.
The vaccine, which conservatively has killed thousands in the United States and injured hundreds of thousands, and yet is still used, suggests a large conspiracy has been implemented. If a batch of spinach gets four people ill, it is recalled across the land, but a vaccine that is debilitating or killing the perfectly healthy—including children—is promoted even more. We’re forced either to believe in a conspiracy that directly benefits the regime in every way or in a thousand coincidences that always seem to fall in the regime’s favor.
The most powerful men in the world have the will and agency to direct society in ways that normal citizens do not, so the belief in conspiracies is more plausible and rational than believing everything happens randomly. The conspiracy model is much easier to believe when you observe that any scientific or medical professional who speaks out against the vaccine is immediately shut down with a coordinated media and medical or university board attack. No dissenting voice is permitted. The useful idiots of the regime must be aware of parts of the plan and want to see the plan implemented for their own personal benefit. They will lie and commit crimes so that the plan is achieved, even though they are likely to be tossed aside before they know it.
The pandemic has accelerated a longer-running move to digital. Mobile and contactless payments are already part of our daily lives; QR codes and “buy now, pay later” options are gaining popularity; gloves, badges and Olympic uniforms with payment functions are being prepared for the Beijing Winter Olympics; and the tech-savvy generation will soon dream about money and payments for the metaverse.
Alongside these developments, the world’s central banks are stepping up efforts to prepare the ground for digital cash – central bank digital currency (CBDC). They have a job to do – delivering price stability and financial stability – and they must retain their ability to do it. —Central bank digital currency: the future starts today
One of the most potentially far-reaching trends in the financial landscape right now is the imminent roll-out of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), and the parallel attacks which central bankers are waging on private digital currencies and tokens as they tee up the launch of their CBDCs. —Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Future of Surveillance And Control
…account-based CBDCs will be tied to user identities and Digital IDs, and straight off the bat they allow for total surveillance by the State and torpedo any chance of anonymity. For this reason, they are already a favourite among central banks. —Ibid.
In January 2020, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) issued the results of a survey on CBDCs that it had conducted in the second half of 2019, and to which 66 central banks had responded. Strikingly, 10% of central bank respondents (which represented a fifth of the world’s population) said that they were likely to issue a ‘general purpose’ CBDC (for the general public) in the near future (within the next 3 years). Another 20% of central bank respondents said they would likely issue a ‘general purpose’ CBDC in the medium term (within 6 years).—Ibid.
…the Digital Yuan can be programmed to be activated on a certain date, programmed to expire on a certain date, programmed to be only valid for certain purchases, and ominously, programmed to be only available to citizens who meet certain pre-conditions. —Ibid.
Those who don’t agree with the system will have a rough time. They’ll constantly be trying to imprison them, using any pretext they can find. They won’t torture anyone, but without the mark it will simply be impossible for a person to live. “You’re suffering without the mark”, they’ll say. “And if you had just accepted it you would have had no difficulties.” For this reason, by learning to live a simple, moderate life here and now you’ll be able to get through those years. By getting a little bit of land, raising a little wheat and some potatoes, planting some olive trees, and keeping animals of some sort, a goat or chickens, the Christian will be able to feed his family. Stockpiling is of little use: Food doesn’t keep for long before spoiling. But these oppressions will not last for long: three, three and a half years. For the sake of the chosen the days will be hastened. God won’t leave a person without help. —St. Paisios
It will not be possible to feign either the possession or non-possession of the mark. Its presence or absence will be obvious and irrefutable. Nevertheless, Christians should know that God will provide a way for them to resist. Elder Lavrenty of Russia’s Chernigov Trinity Convent commented, “The mark will be such that it will be immediately apparent whether a person has received it or not. The Christian will not be able to buy or sell anything. But do not despair. The Lord will not abandon His Children. One mustn’t fear!”
Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Caesarea, wrote, “[Satan] will strive so that the mark might be placed upon everyone.” Nevertheless, those who want to remain faithful to Christ must refuse the mark, for it absolutely and permanently links a soul to Satan. —Ultimate Things by Dennis E. Engleman
This mark—whatever it proves to be—we Orthodox Christians view as a serious denial of Christ. We must not accept it. Accepting it will be a rejection of one’s Holy Chrismation and a rejection of God. —Fr. Andrew J. Anderson
Under economic duress, Christians will be strongly tempted to think that they can receive the mark of the beast without being harmed thereby. They will reason, “Of what benefit is it to refuse if we starve? The mark on our flesh will not affect the faith in our hearts.”
The Russian New Martyr Bishop Damascene specifically addressed this argument, pointing out that for Christians it is not possible to accept the mark anywhere. “Why is it that the seal of Antichrist… will be placed not upon the forehead and the hand simultaneously, but upon the forehead OR the hand? … This will occur because at that time there will be people who will affirm that it is possible and permissible to recognize the God-fighting authority of Antichrist if only one remains a Christian in one’s soul. From such ones Antichrist will not demand that they share his way of thinking; in other words, upon all such one he will not place the seal on their forehead, but will demand of them only the recognition of his authority, which is, according to St. Hippolytus, the seal on the hand… A Christian by this very fact will cut off from himself every possibility of doing good and righteous deeds, for in his faith there will be missing the chief sign of uprightness—the confession of God as God and the recognition of Him as the Being that stands above all… Repentance is impossible for such ones, according to the teaching of the Holy Church; and it is impossible only because the seal of Christ and the seal of Antichrist are incompatible with each other, and the reception of one banishes the presence of the other.” —Ultimate Things by Dennis E. Engleman
A pipeline of new resisters
Mary Henson is a mother of two. She is a believer in modern medicine (she gave birth to both of her children in a hospital and consented to immediate shots of Vitamin K and the Hepatitis B vaccine), but she became skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine due to some videos she was sent of dissenting doctors who convincingly explained why it was harmful. Two of her friends came down with serious illnesses right after getting injected by the vaccine, and with the support of her husband, who was also skeptical, they decided that it would be best for the family not to get it at all.
During this time, she started to become more involved with what her kids were learning in school. She was bothered that they had to wear a mask when published studies not reported by the media had shown that masks were ineffective at preventing illness. She participated in all board meetings and made her opinion known, and many parents followed her, so it was quite a surprise when one day she got a visit from two burly FBI agents stating that she made school board members feel “unsafe,” not from a specific threat but because of her “antagonistic and combative tone.” Not one to get scared, she doubled down and hired a lawyer, and debated who to sue first.
As of this writing, 62% of all Americans are fully vaccinated. That number, while likely inflated to aid in social persuasion, is still too low to begin implementing the vaccine passport, which has to be accepted by a vast majority of people within an armed population—my guess is 80-90%—in order to put teeth into a required nationwide health passport system. The problem for the regime is that in spite of nearly two years of unhinged fearmongering and neverending praise for a dubious vaccine, people like Mary Henson exist, who not only refuse the vaccine, but are starting to agitate against other parts of the regime’s agenda, and like a game of whack-a-mole, for every Mary Henson they neutralize, two more seem to spawn in her place. Too much truth is out there, and people are not as weak as the oligarchs thought, especially in the United States.
If an 80% vaccinated rate is ever reached, which as of this writing does not seem probable without a new crisis, that would leave 20% unvaccinated. Of that, I imagine that 10% would be the unbanked poor (mostly black) who do not threaten the regime, and the remaining 10% would be diehard resisters (mostly white). Perhaps the regime feels they can slowly neutralize the 10% of resisters, but it’s looking like the diehard resisters may be as high as 25%. In some states, that number could be even higher. Even if we accept the lower 10% estimate, that means the United States will have at least 33 million vigorous resisters who will not get the vaccine no matter what. Can the regime handle such a huge number of people who are opposed to their agenda? Not with current control methods, so I’m afraid to envision how brutal their planned future systems must be. If they can’t decrease the resister percentage to under 10%, how can they proceed with a digital currency plan? Their whole rule of power would be threatened.
Just because the regime has a plan, that doesn’t mean it will succeed. While they have the motivation, brains, means, psychopathy, and resources to make it succeed, they are not in control of the world. God is in control of the world, and He will only permit a course of events that fulfills His will, which is the salvation of souls until Lord Jesus Christ returns. At least for the United States, the regime plan is falling. Big tech cannot censor the truth fast enough. There are too many determined vaccine resisters. People are starting to resist in completely different spheres like public school education and anti-abortion activism. Vilified conservative politicians, controlled or not, are still winning in elections. Getting 62% of the population to receive an experimental vaccine that is not even a vaccine but genetic therapy is surely an impressive feat, and this will be made more impressive in the future once lowered birth rates are locked in, but it’s not enough for the regime to move on to the next step in a country that has as many guns as the United States. Some aspects of their depopulation agenda are being achieved, but not their most treasured goals of digital control. How will they respond?
God’s people, people of prayer, still remain, and God in his all-goodness still tolerates us and will put everything in order. Don’t be afraid! We’ve gone through many storms, and still haven’t perished. So should we be afraid of the storm which is now gathering? We’ll not perish this time either! God loves us. In Man there’s a hidden power which comes out when necessary. The difficult years will be few. Just a lot of thunder. Don’t get upset in the least, for God is above everything. He rules everyone and will bring all to the defendant’s bench to answer for what they’ve done, according to which each will receive his just desserts from God. —St. Paisios
Salvaging a failed plan
World War 3 lasted for five years. Allegedly, three million Americans perished from bombs that landed on small American towns, usually on empty fields, but no one actually knew a friend or relative who died. Nonetheless, the food shortages, material deprivation, and mental suffering during the war years made the pandemic lockdowns a half-decade before seem like a walk in the park, and the people of the world were desperate for a leader who would bring prosperity and comfort. That leader came in the form of Joseph Wright. He gained the support of both liberals and conservatives, Christians and Jews, and the poor and wealthy as the man who would rebuild the entire earth to a new level of material prosperity. His rhetoric was sublime, he performed numerous “miracles,” his countenance was beautiful, and he even spoke favorably of God. Many Christians began to see him as Christ Himself.
Joseph Wright gained an incredible amount of power, more than any other man in the history of the world, and most of it was through persuasion and wonders. Whenever he spoke, people believed, even those with a skeptical nature. Once his power was cemented, he transformed the United Nations peacekeeping force into his personal secret police. He methodically targeted resisters around the world, getting their numbers down to only 2% (many went off-grid and escaped to the mountains). It was Joseph who took a patchwork of various national health passports, social credit systems, and digital currencies and brought them together in the “Unity App” to be used by every human being alive on the earth. He was now in control of almost every facet of human transactional and commercial behavior, and the vast majority of the world went along with it because of the fear of going back to the pain of the past, of shortages, disease, and war. They believed in his promise that there would be more prosperity. The slogan of the app was, “One app, one currency, one humanity.” Even to use the internet, the Unity App was needed. It became the centerpiece of human life.
Continuing to push vaccines on a skeptical population will not work, because the fear of imminent death has ebbed and new distractions have occupied the minds of the population. What options are remaining for the regime to salvage their plan of worldwide human servitude that—unbeknownst to many of the elites—leads to the rise of the Antichrist and the end of human history? I imagine they are approaching this problem as in fighting a war. They have multiple weapons at their disposal and will use all they can to grind down humanity into accepting their will.
There are three levels of weaponry that the regime can use against the population. Level One weaponry, which you have been subjected to your entire life, includes social engineering and gradual behavioral modification. Examples include the unrelenting promotion of sexual sin (fornication, pornography); the destruction of the middle class through offshoring and outsourcing; the flooding of heroin, fentanyl, synthetic meth, and oxycontin onto the Main Streets of America; the advocacy of sodomy as a virtuous alternative to family; the poisoning of the food supply with GMO food, vegetable oils, and other industrial slimes; and endless divide-and-conquer schemes. You exist in a mental, physical, and spiritual state that is more weakened than your ancestors due to attacks that you may see as background noise to your life or even normal. If your ancestors merely saw the “food” you ate every day, they would weep for you.
Level Two weaponry includes localized fears and panics that force short-term behavioral modification. This includes contrived supply shocks, ransomware “hacks” that turn off a gas pipeline for a week, mass shootings and terroristic acts by perpetrators “known” to the Federal government [1, 2, 3], engineered race riots inflamed by the media, UFO sightings or expected “alien invasions,” and a temporary surge in climate change scares. They are meant to promote antisocial behaviors, modify economic activity, put you in a state of fear, keep you isolated, breed distrust in your neighbor, get you to vote for a preferred candidate, and demoralize you to accept stronger shocks without resisting. Level One and Two attacks use a combination of chronic and acute tactics to soften the target, but are not enough to achieve the regime’s final goals. A massive, war-like crisis must be used to force nearly all human beings on the planet to consent to their own slavery.
Level Three weaponry results in mass panic, mass hysteria, and permanent behavioral modification that stands directly opposed to one’s self-interests. I know of only three phenomena that can accomplish these ends: a deadly pandemic, a world war, or the threat of imminent starvation.
The problem with the alleged coronavirus, if you accept my conclusion that their plan is failing in the United States, is that it wasn’t deadly or scary enough. Not enough of the sick were dropping dead and it was clear that the alleged virus mostly targeted the elderly and those with existing medical conditions (i.e., those who were already dying in some capacity). The media, in spite of using ominous red tickers of death counts in all their broadcasts, were not able to push the vaccination numbers up to where they needed. This has forced the use of heavy-handed mandates, which in a country that loves “freedom,” will undoubtedly lead to strong resistance.
The pandemic bomb is slowly failing, so the regime will have to unleash a bigger bomb. That must mean a deadlier pandemic, massive world war, or the beginnings of starvation that affect not just the poor but the middle class. Orchestrating a deadlier pandemic—assuming it’s even possible—is a big risk to the oligarchs, because they may die themselves. The alleged coronavirus has actually been a perfect vector, because it’s allegedly dangerous enough to kill those who are actively dying, but not enough to kill healthy people at a rate above that of the flu (unless you put them on ventilators). One option for the regime is to package the side effects and long-term deaths from the vaccine into a new viral variant that leads to the necessity of more emergency mandates and lockdowns, but I suspect that side effects alone won’t provide the acute danger needed to continue modifying behavior. Therefore, if their vaccine passport fails as is, they must move on to another option.
The regime may decide to start World War 3 to preserve their power and complete the implementation of their digitization plan. It’s hard to know if any world war will be real or fake. Since the oligarchs are cowardly and afraid of dying, and are rapidly trying to achieve various transhumanist goals so they can live longer, an authentic war may pose too much risk for them, but then again, consider that there are innumerable underground military bases in the country that can sustain human life for many months—not your life but the life of the powerful and those who serve them. Instead, what we may get is a declaration of war against a foreign axis of powers that consists mostly of drone versus drone combat, while the real war takes place against the country’s citizens by their own government.
We will be told that we’re at war with China and Iran. Once in a while, bombs fall on American towns, but the bombs will not be from our enemies. Instead, they will be from black-op military groups associated with the U.S. government. There will be dissidents to provide proof that we’re bombing ourselves, just like how there are dissidents who provide evidence big pharma is killing us with their toxic vaccines, but it will be censored. A future world war will have deaths, and will have war-like qualities, but it will be as scripted as the coronavirus pandemic. Proof of this will be the miracle that not a single member of the oligarchy or their inner circle will die.
Another option is starvation. The supply chain crisis continues to endure though mankind has known for many decades how to ship cargo, unload them, and truck them to warehouses and stores, even in the days before the automobile. This suggests that the breakdown could be a plan by the regime to use the threat of starvation against its citizens if they don’t voluntarily comply with vaccine and climate mandates. We may be forced to primarily eat a diet full of soybean oil, bug protein, laboratory-made meats and cheeses, and pesticide-laden carbs. Otherwise, you will starve. A regime plan to begin a period of food insecurity would match their long-standing agenda to physically neutralize the masses. Unless everyone gets the vaccine and drastically reduces their carbon footprint, they will claim that shipping and logistical systems cannot be fixed.
An authentic war scares the regime, because things could go off-script and they could lose control, just like how a real infectious agent scares them. Starvation, on the other hand, has little downside for them, because the people who are angry at being starved can be easily brought to heel with new lockdowns or by well-fed government soldiers. In whatever horror device they decide to use, they will feel comfortable in their level of control and ability to direct the crisis while they maximally inflict pain on the middle class to impoverish them, strip away their liberties, and kill them.
I am not enlightened with dates on when things will happen, but I would be surprised if a major acceleration of their plan— that is far more intense than the coronavirus pandemic—doesn’t occur by 2030. If you think of how life was in 2018 and compare it to now, that change will be minuscule compared to how life is today compared to 2030. While there can be prolonged reprieves and breaks, anyone who expects to permanently go back to “normal” will not be prepared for the tribulations of the future.
Difficult years are ahead. The Old Testament Tower of Babel was child’s play compared with our age. The Seal of the Antichrist Becomes a Reality. It’s possible that you’ll live through much which is described in the Book of Revelations. Much is coming to the surface, little by little. The situation is horrible. Madness has gone beyond all bounds. Apostasy is upon us, and now the only thing left is for the ‘son of perdition’ (2 Thess. 2:3) to come. The world has turned into a madhouse. A great confusion will reign, in which each government will begin to do whatever comes into its head. We’ll see how the most unlikely, the most insane, events will happen. The only good thing is that these events will happen in very quick succession. Ecumenism, common markets, a one-world government, a single made-to-order religion: such is the plan of these devils. —St. Paisios
Archimandrite Panteleimon wrote, “A special affliction of people during the reign of Antichrist will be hunger.” Saint Nilus cautions Christians to have fortitude: “If you crave and demand food, beat it a little while, and God, having seen your patience, will send you help from above; you will be revived by the aid of the Most High God. If, however, you will not be patient, and will be sealed with the imprint of this foul king, you will later regret this.” —Ultimate Things by Dennis E. Engleman
Once the Antichrist makes his first public appearance, evil spirits will generate a global excitement over him. Says St. Ephraim the Syrian (fourth century): “Evil spirits dispersed over the universe will excite in men a universal, most exalted opinion of Antichrist; a general… and irresistible attraction to him.” (Thus, some Orthodox elders have strongly advised against even looking at the face of the Antichrist, lest you get seduced by his charm.) As a result of this demonic stirring up of excitement over the Antichrist, according to St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (nineteenth century), there “will arise a demand for an invitation to Antichrist. A voice of appeal will issue forth in human society, expressing the urgent need for a ‘genius of geniuses,’ who would elevate material development and progress to a higher plane and bring about prosperity on earth.” He will be hailed as the ultimate political savior. Most everyone will be placing all their hopes on him, looking to him to solve the world’s political and financial turmoil. People will be supremely impressed with him and will think that he is the best leader ever, the ultimate man. They will say, “Who is like unto the beast [the Antichrist]? Who is able to make war with him?” (Rev.13:4). —Fr. Andrew J. Anderson
The global financial system is saved
Mike Scarborough was born after the Unity App came into existence. He has never held a dollar bill in his hands and doesn’t know what life would have been like with cash. It annoys him when he is denied the ability to make certain purchases in the name of changing the temperature of the earth by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, but he agrees that we must save the planet while avoiding a fourth world war.
One day, for no obvious reason, Mike had trouble breathing. He felt constrained and trapped. It was a panic attack. He wanted to go outside and yell at the top of his lungs; he wanted to get in his electric car and drive its maximum range with no idea how he’d return home. Instead, he got online, went to some shady websites, and began downloading and sharing funny memes that made fun of black people.
The next day, he received a notification from the Unity App that he was on “individual lockdown.” Ninety percent of his money had “expired” in the app, and only upon good behavior would it be renewed in 3% increments each month over the next year. Most of it he would never get back. And no longer could Mike use any dating apps. His profiles now displayed a badge to women and transgenders stating how he fell into a serious violation. He was unclean. He learned that he could only engage in commerce within five miles of his house. Purchases outside that range were declined. The range on his electric car was halved, and he was required to respond to app notifications at night with an immediate selfie showing that he was at home as required (they already knew he was at home so the selfie requirement was more to breed compliance through humiliation). There was no number to call and no way to appeal. Mike was so angry at himself for losing all of his privileges because he was impulsive with silly memes. He vowed to do whatever it took to get his life back.
Thanks to the ability to expire money, inflation was nonexistent and the financial system was stable. Men like Mike were so limited in their freedom, and so fearful of future punishment that would prevent them from behaviors like fornication and travel, that they became as harmless as flies.
In the future, a “Unity App” will combine the most frightening authoritarian ideas into one perfected human management system. Everything you do which involves human commerce or social exchange will be in the app. All your bank accounts, credit card accounts, and loan balances will be there. When making a purchase (if you’re approved for making that purchase based on your social, health, and climate scores), you will choose which money source to use, similar to current touchless payment apps on your phone which allow you to choose a specific credit card for transactions.
For car or home loans, the banker verifies your app score to ensure that you qualify. For your convenience, you may review multiple loan offers within the app.
When applying for a job, you must first share your app ID so that they can review your various scores. Same for renting an apartment. On the bright side, job interviews will be much shorter since the app becomes a reliable predictor of work productivity and servile compliance.
All retail stores (the few that are left and haven’t been put out of business due to the decriminalization of shoplifting) will have turnstiles that require you to scan the app before entry. Rolling lockdowns may prevent you from entering some stores compared to others, depending on the severity of any new climate crisis like the alleged eruption of a volcano in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Ordering online was long used as a loophole to purchasing anything desired, but the app must be verified there as well for the top ten e-commerce stores, which comprise over 90% of all online commerce.
There will be men in rural areas who have secret tanks stored with gasoline and extra virgin olive oil. If you are not right with the app, you can buy from them at five times the normal price. There are many who participate in an underground economy based on barter, precious metals, private cryptocurrencies, and promissory notes vouched by Chester who lives down the street, but you have to know someone who knows someone, and prices are high. Nonetheless, this option is sufficient to avoid immediate starvation for those whose scores are too low. Performing any behavior or making any statement that conflicts with what is shown on CNN or BBC results in immediate punishment. Because people have become too weak from pandemics, war, and poisonous foods, they resign themselves to this state of affairs.
Abiometric digital identity platform that “evolves just as you evolve” is set to be introduced in “low-income, remote communities” in West Africa thanks to a public-private partnership between the Bill Gates-backed GAVI vaccine alliance, Mastercard and the AI-powered “identity authentication” company, Trust Stamp.
The program, which was first launched in late 2018, will see Trust Stamp’s digital identity platform integrated into the GAVI-Mastercard “Wellness Pass,” a digital vaccination record and identity system that is also linked to Mastercard’s click-to-play system that powered by its AI and machine learning technology called NuData. Mastercard, in addition to professing its commitment to promoting “centralized record keeping of childhood immunization” also describes itself as a leader toward a “World Beyond Cash,” and its partnership with GAVI marks a novel approach towards linking a biometric digital identity system, vaccination records, and a payment system into a single cohesive platform. The effort, since its launch nearly two years ago, has been funded via $3.8 million in GAVI donor funds in addition to a matched donation of the same amount by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. —Africa to Become Testing Ground for “Trust Stamp” Vaccine Record and Payment System
The Unity App and the end of the world
Joseph Wright, the Antichrist, with his app in place and compliance nearly total, is not satisfied at the tiny amount of resisters, especially since most of them are the most faithful of Christians. He begins to hunt them down like animals. He believes he is merciful, and gives them an option to download the app, to participate in society like a “normal” person who “cares” about the planet, and if they refuse, they are dragged to a mass grave and shot. No one interceded for the Christians, not even the leaders of the Churches, and so the last obstacle was being cleared for Joseph Wright to be worshipped as a god by the entire world.
According to Orthodox Christian eschatology, the Antichrist will appear at the end of the world several years before Lord Jesus Christ returns. For those who refuse the Mark of the Beast, they will have to flee to the mountains. Vaccine mandates are necessary for the vaccine passport. A vaccine passport is a logical step to prepare society for acceptance of a digital currency and an app that controls not only health but other facets of their behavior. A digital currency is a logical step to controlling what everyone can buy and sell. The progression of pandemic to Mark of the Beast requires only a few steps and seems to be taking place in earnest now by a regime that is more motivated—in my opinion—to cement their power than consciously serve Satan, but the fact that they regularly perform masked rituals and spirit cooking seances that purportedly involve children shouldn’t be ignored. Whatever the case, they are serving the will of Satan and working with him to unleash the full force of demonic power.
Today in the United States, the regime is desperately trying to usher in vaccine mandates, but it is not going smoothly. Resistance is stubborn and high, so more authoritarian measures and fearmongering must take place in order to pump up the numbers to prepare for a nationwide vaccine passport. Once a vaccine passport is compulsory within any nation, I predict it will take no more than five years for a digital currency to follow. We don’t know if the regime’s plan will be successful or not, because it wholly depends on the consent of the people and the will of God, but it’s safe to say that higher levels of digital control concerning your social, health, and commercial behavior are necessary for the regime to maintain their power. If they can’t do it in one big swoop like they are trying now, they will try through a thousand thin salami slices.
There are multiple ways we can arrive to Antichrist and his system of unparalleled control. The first is a step-by-step progression until one day the world wakes up and has a new world ruler. Descriptions of the Antichrist by Orthodox saints instead paint a different picture: he will be a uniter who solves world crises with incredible ease and charisma. He will perform false wonders, miracles, and spectacular displays of power.
What I believe will happen is the world will be in utter chaos, perhaps from the regime clumsily trying to implement their new digital control systems, and here comes a believer in “God” who irresistibly seduces the world with brilliant ideas and sublime authority. Many women and homosexual men will fall in love with his physical appearance alone. The oligarchs had failed before him to implement the needed systems to usher in the Mark, but the Antichrist will succeed, perhaps since he is in direct communion with Satan, who gives him intellectual, seductive, and supernatural powers. Once the Mark appears, and something like the Unity App is a contender for it, the prophecy of the Book of Revelation will be fulfilled and time for humankind will become short.
Another consideration is that the successful rollout of a “one app” by a charismatic world ruler will be a type of Mark of the Beast, which means we will experience tribulations on a smaller scale and Lord Jesus Christ will not soon return. The world may continue for many decades or centuries more. Almost every generation of Christian has believed that the end was coming in their time, even the early Christians, yet the end did not come. Why does God allow Christians to believe in a fast-approaching end times that may actually be hundreds of years away? Because it keeps them vigilant and focused on their salvation. If you do not believe that evil is active and about to be unleashed in unprecedented ways, or that the authorities will implement schemes that aim to give your children heart attacks and distance your family from God, you will become complacent and backslide into sin and worldly living. That said, globalization and advanced technology have allowed the fulfillment of the end times to be more possible than ever before. Christians must be aware of the age we are in and not be fooled by future leaders who pretend to be merely sympathetic to Christianity while supporting the agenda of the regime and, ultimately, Satan.
Whether we will witness the end of the world or not is a disheartening question, but at the minimum, the regime’s criminal and reprehensible actions in light of the coronavirus pandemic do suggest at least the end of the Western world according to its post-Enlightenment notions of individual freedom, thought, and liberty. They are in the process of dismantling the Western way of life to ease us onto a tightly controlled pseudo-communistic system that the Western world is wholly unfamiliar with. Freedom was permitted when people were needed for the regime, but now that they are not, they will force us to live on a computer-controlled plantation under the guise of being a good person who protects the environment and one’s neighbor from imaginary diseases. The world may not be over, but the West is, and it will be interesting to see what amalgamation results within the next decade.
We do not see yet Antichrist himself, but his spirit obviously is settling in and already beginning to rule in the world. A large number of forerunners of Antichrist are preparing with tremendous energy for his arrival, his triumph, and his enthronement among mankind. Of course, a very long and considered preparation is necessary for the Antichrist to be able to be accepted amongst Christian people. It has been and is being conducted from the very times of the Apostles with every greater intensity. —Archbishop Averky
Antichrist will call himself a preacher and restorer of true knowledge of God: those who do not understand Christianity will see in him a representative and champion of true religion and will join themselves to him. Antichrist will appear to be gentle, merciful, full of love and of all virtues: he will be recognized as such and obeyed on account of his most exalted virtues by those who recognize fallen human nature as the truth… Antichrist will offer to mankind the organization of the highest earthly well-being and prosperity, he will offer honors, wealth, majesty, and bodily comforts and pleasures: those who seek earthly things will accept the Antichrist and call him their master. Antichrist will reveal before mankind a shameful display of striking miracles similar to the cunning presentation of the theater… he will instill fear by the terrors and wonders of his miracles, and by them satisfy vanity and human pride, he will satisfy carnal sophistry and superstition, and will confuse human learning: all men who are guided by the light of their fallen nature and who are foreign to guidance by the Light of God will be attracted to obey the deceiver… The Antichrist’s opponents will be considered trouble-makers and enemies of the general welfare and good order, they will be subjected to both concealed and open persecution, torture, and execution… their small number will seem insignificant before all mankind, and their opinion will be thought especially feeble, subject to general contempt, hatred slander, and oppression; violent death will be their lot.” —Sainti Ignatius Brianchaninov
Antichrist will not destroy us. We will have already determined our spiritual orientation and made our choice before he even arrives. The mark of antichrist will be the final dot upon our choice. —Archimandrite John Krestiankin
Saint Paul explained that many will be vulnerable to Antichrist’s deception because they have already rejected Truth. They will believe his lies, because they are already living the Lie. —Ultimate Things by Dennis E. Engleman
How to prepare for what will feel like the end
Anna Flynn has always been an anxious person, worrying about every little thing that could go wrong. This ailment was somewhat alleviated when she returned to her baptismal Church. In the scriptures, Lord Jesus Christ commanded her not to worry about what may come the next day (Mt. 6:25-34), and she called upon Him in prayer to help take away her needless concerns.
When the Unity App was instituted by Joseph Wright, she summoned her faith to refuse it. Very quickly, her world turned upside down. She could not purchase food in stores, could not earn money even from internet freelancing, and was forcefully evicted from her apartment. She packed a single backpack, gathered with other Christians, and walked 120 miles by night to a cavernous area of her state (they were not permitted to buy fuel). Then, oddly enough, nestled in her new cave home, the anxiety she normally experienced all her life disappeared, and it felt to her as if she was being comforted by the Lord Himself. A sense of calm and love flowed through her as she lived with her fellow Christians. During her nightly prayer she cried tears of thanksgiving to the Lord for sustaining her and her brethren. When a platoon of Antichrist troops discovered their hideaway, her heart did not jump a single beat. She was ready to face whatever God had willed for her.
The secular solution for worldwide tribulation is aggressive prepping. One must stock up on large amounts of food, toilet paper, guns, and ammo. The problem with prepping is twofold. First, you won’t know how the tribulation will unfold specifically for you and your family. You won’t know exactly what you’ll need and you won’t know how the government will attack you, meaning that you may spend countless hours and funds preparing for the wrong scenario. How useful will your massive armament be if authorities simply deny you the ability to purchase gas, rendering you immobile, or take down internet communications, putting you in the dark, or put you literally in the dark by cutting off your electricity?
Second, prepping beyond reason or to alleviate fear presupposes that God doesn’t exist, He doesn’t love you, He’s not watching over you, and you only need brain and brawn to save yourself. At best, this is lukewarm Christianity, and God will spit you out of His mouth if you care more about your physical condition than your spiritual condition. At worst, this shows a complete lack of faith, and you will be judged for it. Without faith, prepping is vain and will hurt your soul. With faith, prepping will be modest and done in a way that accounts for the salvation of those around you as much as their physical well-being. Every Christian must ask God how to prepare for tribulations instead of first running to YouTube to watch doomsday or survivalist videos.
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” —Luke 12:16-21
The most effective dissidents will be neutralized by the regime through imprisonment, digital exile, or murder, but unlike in the Soviet Union, it is unlikely we’ll see mass incarceration of Americans. The regime can hardly maintain order in existing prisons today, and the trend among police officers is to seek early retirement with little hope of their replacement. Most of us will instead face lawless towns within a technocratic gulag imposed by a faceless regime that you cannot confront or challenge. A scan of your QR code will flash red, and you will not be able to participate in commerce, and your options to resist will be limited. Spectacular fantasies of SWAT teams raiding your homestead will instead be met by more banal realities of restricting your movements and ability to buy and sell.
The most sensible solution, which I’d like to implement in my own life, is to move to a rural area and become more self-sufficient by growing some of my own food and learning practical skills that don’t involve a computer. I would maintain arms not to shoot regime troops but to hunt game during food shortages caused by flash lockdowns. In case I have a family, the rural area will be safer to raise and homeschool children, shielded from the degeneracy of the city. Any type of vaccine passport or digital currency mandate will first be applied in the cities before spreading outwards to less dense population areas, giving me valuable days or weeks to prepare for novel trials that I may not have expected.
Rural living buys me some material protection, but it is not an everlasting solution that will lead to material bliss and a happy life. No matter where you are, whether city, suburb, or exurb, you will be attacked. All countries who are members of the central bank of central banks, the BIS, will likely be participants in the Antichrist world system, no matter how sensible, conservative, and Christian they may seem today.
Material solutions will lessen and postpone your suffering, but if you focus on them alone, there will be no benefit to your soul. We are called by God to serve His will by loving Him and our neighbor, so focusing exclusively on how to mitigate physical suffering will not do you any good on the Day of Judgment. Eventually, a level of suffering will arrive at your door that, without faith, you will respond to with despair and despondency, no matter how strong and prepped you were, because we all have a line that once crossed, we lose hope. You will become a plaything of Satan and accept his Mark if you don’t have the faith to endure suffering and put it into context for what will either be the end of the world or a type of the end of the world. There will be a point, in the late hour, where no material solution will matter, and only through God’s grace will you be able to endure from one hour to the next, and perhaps that is how we should approach our lives today, to depend on God for everything instead of waiting for a crisis to turn to Him.
Moving to a rural area with modest prepping is a goal I’d like to achieve, but my greater goal is to strengthen my faith in God within the Orthodox Church. I pray regularly, read the Bible daily, and participate in the Divine Liturgy every Sunday, where I unworthily receive a dose of God’s grace through His Body and Blood, because without it, there will be no life in me (Jn 6:53), and it’s through this exercise of the faith that I can build the spiritual strength to endure the temptation to alleviate my extreme physical sufferings by participating in an Antichrist system instead of relying solely upon God. Increasing my faith is a process that takes time, so I work in earnest today while the burden of my material sufferings are light enough that I can reorient my fallen soul away from the idea of material happiness and contentment with an artificially-constructed egocentric lifestyle that invariably involves high degrees of comfort and onto the goal of eternal spiritual happiness.
If you have a belief in God, my advice is to attend a Divine Liturgy and investigate if the Orthodox Church has the full truth of Lord Jesus Christ that will lead to your ability to resist the Antichrist and ultimately preserve your soul. Your faith can be worked alongside material solutions that give you the needed time to build your faith and learn how to trust God when tribulations come. It is not enough to only believe in God or pray at home—you must be a member of the Body of the Church that He created when He walked on this earth as the God-man. If you don’t believe in God, you have to do a self-examination of the pride, sins, and moral wrongs you are attached to that Satan is using as a weapon to keep you out of the Church. Sincerely ask yourself what you love more than the truth. If you don’t sort out your life by turning away from immorality and asking God to heal you, you will be among the first to fall for the tricks of the regime in order to preserve a decaying physical body that is destined to become food for worms and insects.
Throughout the above fictional anecdotes, I have tried to convey how hard it will be. Physical strength and mental toughness will only get you so far in this life, and is ultimately useless if they are not used to please God. You must build your faith, not only for yourself but for those around you, and only then will you be a rock in turbulent times who does not worry from one moment to the next, who is protected by God now and forever. For my entire life, I have sought the truth of my existence, and I have found that in the Orthodox Church. No more do I seek. I simply stand strong in the teachings of my Savior Lord Jesus Christ as given to me by the Church He created on earth two-thousand years ago and leads from Heaven today, the Orthodox Church. I follow His saints and His holy elders, and welcome every trial as necessary to drawing me nearer to God. Start with a Liturgy, read an Orthodox book, and then build a faith that will be able to face the Antichrist with real strength and power to endure until the very end.
When you are suffering, do not seek human help. Do not waste precious time; do not squander your spiritual strength on searching for that powerless help. Await help from God. According to His will, people will come and help you at the proper time. —Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov in The Field
Why are you slothful? Why are you wasting the time given to you? Have you somehow already finished? Have you somehow already conquered? Are there somehow no more battles? Or are you already perfectly united to God? What are you doing? What are you acquiring? Behold, the market is closing, the sun is setting in the west, Judgment is at the door, the harvest is coming in, and day after day your life is drawing to its end. Will you continue sleeping instead of laboring? Do you think that someone can sleep through the time for sowing and then wake up at harvest time and begin to reap sheaves? Who collects grapes from vines which they have never planted? To the one who labors belongs the fruit. Why then do you not labor? Why do you not work? Why are you not gathering while you still have the time? The time is coming when you will not be able to take action. The time allotted for your life is like a single day. Call upon the Lord, diligently work, be watchful, redeem the time, and take action. Gather and reap while it is the harvest, while you have good weather, while night is yet to come, while it is not yet winter, because when the day ends you may desire to take action, but you will be unable. —Saint Dimitry of Rostov
For those few who live through the Great Tribulation without having submitted themselves to Antichrist, the greatest sight is in store—the Return of Christ in glory! And those who have died in the Lord will also be awakened to witness this most wonderful of all moments. —Ultimate Things by Dennis E. Engleman.”